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Foothill College Course Outline of Record

Foothill College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Units: 1.5
Hours: 4.5 laboratory per week (54 total per quarter)
Degree & Credit Status: Non-Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Basic Skills
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Student Learning Outcomes

  • The student will be able to explore career choices.
  • The student will recieve feedback on job performance from supervisors evaluation at worksite.
  • The student will experience "on-the -job" training on Foothill Campus in various settings.


Practical skills needed for successful employment. Emphasis on on-the-job training experiences, to learn workplace standards. Preparation for work-readiness through hands-on work duties on and off campus settings. Discussion and evaluation of work performance.

Course Objectives

The student will be able to:
A. Explore and report on vocational choices
B. Demonstrate successful "on-the-job" training on Foothill campus and off-campus work sites
C. Demonstrate successful time organizing strategies to fulfill both academic and job responsibilities at work sites
D. Demonstrate appropriate communication and social skills
E. Demonstrate good internal and external customer service skills
F. Demonstrate constructive feedback from supervisor

Course Content

A. Vocational choices
1. Research jobs of interest
2. Prioritize job choices
B. Time management
C. Appropriate "on-the-job" communication and social skills
1. Appropriate behavior on the job
2. Personal factors affecting work activities
3. Successful employment strategies
4. Successful job retention strategies

Lab Content

A. Students work for Foothill College faculty and staff at different work sites on campus.
B. Students work for non-profit settings to assess and build work force skills and job readiness.

Special Facilities and/or Equipment

A. Accessible classroom
B. Access to campus job sites

Method(s) of Evaluation

Methods of Evaluation may include but are not limited to the following:

A. Class participation
B. Assignments and projects
C. Work performance

Method(s) of Instruction

Methods of Instruction may include but are not limited to the following:

A. Discussion
B. Cooperative learning exercises
C. Internship/preceptorship

Representative Text(s) and Other Materials

Ludden, Laverne. How to Be a Success at Work. 3rd ed. St. Paul, MN: Jist Works, 2002.
Although this text is older than the suggested "5 years or newer" standard, it remains a seminal text in this area of study.

Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments

A. Reading assignment: student conducts career exploration activities, researches job descriptions and employment pathways, and develops realistic employment plan in an entry-level job.


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